Mangos: The Good, The Bad, The Truth

Every time it is January, the mangoes begin to flow in the markets since this fruit is in season! Just like it is required, it is best to eat fruits that are in season for price reasons, freshness ability and to eat the natural forms of the fruit. I love that we can eat the small mangoes that are rare within the cause of the year.

These small mangoes taste better, have more fibre than the apple mangoes available within the year and certainly are cheaper. One is never enough. I just cannot remember when I just took one and felt satisfied! For an apple mango..the big ones I can eat just one and it is well. So what is this big difference?

It is obvious that apple mangoes have been grown as a blend and thus do not have the fibre that you much require from a fruit. I will speak about the real mango…The small ones.. These are the best mangoes to ever include in your fruit diet. Unfortunately these small fruits can be good and bad at the same time. To some they can cause diarrhoea and stomach upsets while to others they get the most from them..So what is the good about mangoes?


Mango has got the required daily requirement for vitamin A! This makes it a great choice to protect your eyes from a range of conditions. The vitamin A in mango may also decrease your risk of macular degeneration.

Helps with Wound HealingEating mango is a smart choice if you have suffered an injury or have undergone surgery. A 1-cup serving of raw mango pieces contains 76 percent of the daily recommended intake of this vitamin. The vitamin C in this tropical fruit helps cuts and lacerations heal faster.

Contributes to Fiber Intake.One serving of mango contributes 2.6 g of fiber. You require 25 to 38 g of fiber each day to combat constipation and diarrhea, and eating mango can help you meet your goals. The fiber in mango may also help prevent breast cancer.

Promotes Mood. Funny enough I know..Mango contains vitamin B-6 – 11 percent of the daily recommended intake per serving – which promotes the production of serotonin. This hormone elevates your mood, so eating mango may help prevent depression and improve your feeling of general well-being.


The fructose in mangoes is problematic for some people because of the way it’s absorbed. In those suffering from DIETARY FRUCTOSE INTOLERANCE, fructose is absorbed poorly; as a consequence, it gets transported to the large intestine where it’s broken down by bacteria in the colon, resulting in the production of methane and hydrogen gas. The end result: a noticeable increase in intestinal gas. This uncomfortable state can be avoided by reducing your consumption of foods with higher fructose-to-glucose ratios.


So why do you get stomach upsets from eating too many small mangoes? Ideally, the small mangoes have got a very high fibre content. When you consume too many, there is too much fibre in the system which overloads your system and since it has to be eliminated by your digestive system, this is the reason you will find yourself having loose stool! The fibre being insoluble which prevents constipation if taken in high amounts translates to diarrhoea!

So no worries, indulge in these small mangoes while they last but make sure not to have too many.

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